Thu 19th December 2013: The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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Thu 19th December 2013: The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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I would like to propose Thursday 19th December 2013 as the date for the 8th Annual TPF Christmas Offline, with a theme of "The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends". Subject to Tom being happy to organise the venue (The Bell) and the food (big steaks), I suggest the same arrangements as usual.

A reminder that space around the table is tight at the Bell. It is most comfortable with no more than 10 attending so places will be limited and we will run a reserve list, if needed.

CONFIRMED ATTENDING
  1. Uncle Tom;
  2. AHB;
  3. RLC;
  4. RAYC;
  5. CMAG;
  6. JDAW;
  7. PW;
  8. MDJ;
  9. AP;
  10. WS.
RESERVES
  1. CMAG's +1 (who is a member of TPF)
  2. CSD


If you require accommodation, the Saffron Hotel is a convenient place to stay and will see many of us there that night.
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yes please
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CMAG is in
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JDAW please.
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[original post edited]

In my haste to announce my desire to attend, I failed to realise (in time) that the event is not in London. Hence, i hereby withdraw my application for a seat at the table.
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PW is in, please.
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Yes please!
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Please may I make a provisional 'booking'.
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Wow we are early this year! I would like to come if there is still space!

regards

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Wow, very early,

please get me in if possible.

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I forgot to ask. Reserve list please..?
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1. I know what I will be bringing. Should I reveal?

2. Every year I find myself searching for this thread with ⌘F Bell, so please could the name of the thread include the words ‟The Bell”?
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Don't know if the date works, but can I get on the list as a placeholder?

Thanks, money.
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jdaw1 wrote:1. I know what I will be bringing. Should I reveal?
It is not usual to do so.
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jdaw1 wrote:1. I know what I will be bringing. Should I reveal?

2. Every year I find myself searching for this thread with ⌘F Bell, so please could the name of the thread include the words ‟The Bell”?
1. I will be bringing an unknown port. I have revealed.
2. Done
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Chris Doty wrote:Don't know if the date works, but can I get on the list as a placeholder?

Thanks, money.
You can have a reserve, but there are 3 people ahead of you so don't make any firm flight bookings just for this tasting!
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Re: Thursday 19th December - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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I am very pleased to announce that The Bell has reopened.

New faces, but business as usual, booking confirmed, 14oz fillet steaks ordered. :P
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uncle tom wrote:I am very pleased to announce that The Bell has reopened.
New faces, but business as usual, booking confirmed, 14oz fillet steaks ordered. :P
Excellent; nice one Tom.
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Perfect, Tom, thanks for the info.

Much looking forward to this.

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Can you please add me to the wait list...thank you.
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Cookie wrote:Can you please add me to the wait list...thank you.
Done.

JDAW - would you mind creating some Bell Tasting stickers? I can then print a few days before the event.
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AHB wrote:JDAW - would you mind creating some Bell Tasting stickers? I can then print a few days before the event.
First draft of the paperwork.
(In following diagram lilac is edge of label, green is boundary of writing zone; neither of these colours will print.)
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Re: Thu 19th December 2013: The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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Gentlemen,

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that I will be unable to join you at The Bell as I will be confined to barracks following knee surgery.

I believe this results in CMAG's +1 being promoted from the reserves but can the organiser please confirm this to CMAG.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and look forward to sharing more port with you all in the new year.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2013: The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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Vulture-like, I am circling.
Derek, good luck with your knee. Rest and have a very good Xmas.
In the meantime, if CMAG's +1 can't make it, I believe the MDJ listed next is actually me. It would be a long shot at this stage; but not entirely impossible. But I presume CMAG's +1 will jump at the chance.
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Re: Thu 19th December 2013: The Unknown Shipper at the Bell

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Derek
Very sorry to hear that.
Daniel assuming you can make it please switch above my CMAG+1 but keep mine then top of the reserves.
You have been a key person on the site this year and you should attend.

Thanks
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